Yeah that’s really funny tho. Literally doing what you said they could do when Karl was there; have a laugh with it
I’m surprised that the Twitter handles aren’t branded eg @NBCTodayShow or @NineTodayShow or something like that.
It’s more lucrative to have the simpler handle on socials.
9’s should just be @9Today IMO. Keep it simple.
Weekend Today has adapted the weekday format where the two hosts and the newsreader alternate the news stories.
Sunrise EP Michael Pell : "I wouldn’t be so arrogant to sit on the sidelines and say, 'This is what I would have done and it would have worked’, but I think [Today] made some very strange decisions…
I watch Sunrise over Today over the years so I am not here to defend Today. And others may have a different opinion but I feel that it is not very gracious to comment about the internal issues related to a rival show. Somehow, I always feel that he just can’t keep his mouth shut. You are currently winning so let’s just focus on maintaining that momentum and mind your own business. And I also can’t help feeling that he got the job in Sunrise directly (or indirectly) due to his ex, Boland.
Arguably Pell has proven himself in the role and is well and truly out of Boland’s shadow.
Also, it was an interview. He didn’t just offer these comments up freely. He was asked questions and provided answers.
I agree with that observation, that’s the problem with clearing the deck, one loses continuity. Same at work when management decides on dismantling a project team and replaces everyone with nyoobs
I hope Mr Pell doesn’t visit this forum otherwise I will be in trouble LOL. But I will agree that my comment was a bit harsh re him getting the job due to Boland. But I always have this perception that he’s confrontational and cocky.
As MBB said in the Sunrise thread and also as a regular Sunrise viewer, the show hasn’t changed much since the Boland years and is riding in its coat tales. The only major change I’ve seen so far was the replacement of Mel Doyle.
I think there is a certain formula that once you get right, you largely stick to.
Australia has a pretty good formula to be fair. In the UK we get Piers and Brexit every single day.
Monday 14 October-
Georgie is back from holidays this morning.
Stevie Jacobs is also back from holidays.
Its that time again.
They won’t announce any changes to Today until December/January. Remember last year, they were adamant at the Upfronts that Karl and Georgie were returning this year; Lisa and Karl the year before.
It’s a little different to new Masterchef judges… the current team have to front up each morning for the rest of the year. Not only would it be uncomfortable, it would involve the current hosts finding out they are being replaced publically.
I’m not sure they’ll leave it that late again this year. I would be shocked though if they announced them today. It would overshadow ANY other announcement today.
Not necessarily. Georgie and/or Deb may have been called to a closed door meeting ahead of the announcement. I think Georgie would breathe a sigh of relief if she were to find herself freed from the shackles of that show and returned to her old job.
Could you imagine the three month promotional campaign leading to Karl’s return to Today?
Absolutely, especially when she didn’t want to return in the first place. But, Georgie will still take it personally; no one likes being sacked.
See, I think if they announce it too early, they risk losing momentum and/or interest for a big launch.
The publicity around Karl returning would be huge! But doesn’t his contract end this year?
Karl and Alison with Deb or Georgie on news could probably work quite well . . .
Or maybe Lisa will be back next year